8:30am: Via Sponichi (translated article), the Yankees have offered free agent right-hander Hiroki Kuroda a one-year contract worth approximately ¥936,000,000. That’s $12M in U.S. dollars, which is right in line with the $12-13M he’s said to be seeking. The 36-year-old righty is willing to pitch on the East Coast after the Dodgers pushed him out the door, and I’m a definite fan. I do wonder how much Russell Martin will factor into Kuroda’s decision; they were a battery for the first three years of his MLB career. Familiarity doesn’t hurt.